SELECT PROGRAMS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A limited number of engaging conference-related experiences will be open to the public at no charge. These include
Projects Space, NCECA Gallery Expo, Cup Exhibition & Sale, K12 Exhibition, keynote presentation, and the Randall Session:

More info coming soon!

NCECA’s Projects Space is a platform for ceramic artists to create and present works during the annual conference that incorporate clayas medium in time-based, performative, relational or site-responsive work. Artists will create their works on-site in a publicly accessible area of the convention center. 

An annual competition and exhibition for K-12 ceramic students to showcase their ceramic art. Designed to showcase the best K12 ceramic work made in the country.

All donated cups will be considered for the NCECA “Cups of Merit” Commission Award. In its sixteenth year, the award is designed to add further recognition of the extraordinary quality of these donations. The selections will be made by a jury’s review of all donated cups and winners announced on Saturday. The NCECA Cups of Merit Award was established to recognized outstanding craftsmanship and artistic merit among the generous donors to NCECA’s Annual Cup Sale. Each year NCECA appoints a small panel of three distinguished ceramic artists to make merit awards from the cups submitted to the Annual show. Jurors will make purchase awards totaling up to $1000 to three or more makers included in the Cup Sale. Each award will be of an amount sufficient for NCECA to purchase two or more cups based on the pricing presented to the sale administrator. NCECA will retain one of the cups in its collection for as long as a time as it is practical. Cups may be periodically removed from the collection to recognize individuals for outstanding service or generosity to NCECA.

Please note: Registration passes are REQUIRED to enter the Resource Hall (booths and tables of Commercial, Non-Profit, and Institutional participants).